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Gaming Computer around $350?

Last response: in Systems
September 18, 2013 9:23:45 PM

Is there a good gaming computer for around $350. I'm only looking for a computer tower, not a keyboard and mouse. I'm using a $200 laptop and I can't play any good games on this. I was wondering if anyone knew a good type. I will also take a high performance computer also, if there are no good gaming computers for that price.

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September 18, 2013 9:44:24 PM

It would help if you could quantify where you set the bar for "good", but here's a build I chose parts for that's only a little over your stated budget, that will probably at least outperform your laptop:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $366.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-19 00:43 EDT-0400)